Request for variant subtag: western

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Aug 30 00:04:14 CEST 2006

At 17:51 -0400 2006-08-29, John Cowan wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>>  I don't like this kind of thing at all. There are many compass
>>  directions and subdivisions thereof (North by Northwest etc), and
>>  there are hills and valleys and there are various levels of altitude.
>>  There is Hill Mari and Forest Mari. This list of vague generic
>>  (sub)tags like this is pretty endless.
>Very true, and as we need them, we can add them.  The alternative is
>inventing new language-specific variant subtags when generic ones
>reflect standard practice, as with Armenian and many other languages.
>This should be approved.

If a distinction between Western and Eastern Armenian needs to be 
approved, codes for those languages should be requested.

If you want a great swath of generic terms like Eastern Western 
Northern Southern Northeastern Northwestern Southeastern Southwestern 
Inner Outer Upper Lower Hill Plain Valley Cave Desert Jungle Central 
Peripheral Prestige Vulgar Urban Rural Village Town Male Female Adult 
Adolescent Child Sacred Profane Loal Diaspora etc etc etc etc etc etc 
etc etc etc etc etc, add them to 3066ter. This list is endless.
Michael Everson *

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